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NPC will mend Hong Kong’s voting system, Keqiang to focus on creating jobs

This year’s NPC gathering condensed into half its usual two-week length due to coronavirus restrictions showcased President Xi Jinping’s confidence after China emerged from the pandemic as the only major economy to expand in 2020.
“We would certainly be happy to see robust growth, but we are also keenly aware of the large uncertainty around the economic rebound in China as well as global economic growth and development,” Li told reporters(AP)
“We would certainly be happy to see robust growth, but we are also keenly aware of the large uncertainty around the economic rebound in China as well as global economic growth and development,” Li told reporters(AP)
Published on Mar 11, 2021 06:25 PM IST
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'Could mean end of democracy': Critics decry Hong Kong voting system

China's rubber-stamp parliament, the National People's Congress (NPC), is expected to approve on Thursday a resolution that will reduce democratic representation in Hong Kong.
Deputy Commissioner of China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Hong Kong Song Ru'an told reporters the proposed changes were an internal matter for China and were needed to
Deputy Commissioner of China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Hong Kong Song Ru'an told reporters the proposed changes were an internal matter for China and were needed to "close obvious loopholes and deficiencies" in the city's political system.(AP)
Published on Mar 09, 2021 04:48 PM IST
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China lays out ambitious five-year targets at National People's Congress

A top priority is increasing spending on research and development, which covers basic scientific research and spending by companies on the development of new products.
China’s leadership is worried about US sanctions cutting off access to core technologies, and wants to make the economy more dependent on innovation as traditional growth engines like urbanization are slowing.(REUTERS)
China’s leadership is worried about US sanctions cutting off access to core technologies, and wants to make the economy more dependent on innovation as traditional growth engines like urbanization are slowing.(REUTERS)
Published on Mar 09, 2021 09:11 AM IST
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Now, Naga Hoho calls Nagaland Governor’s statement abusive

The Naga Hoho, an apex tribal body said it never expected such antagonistic statement from the Governor.
Governor RN Ravi’s recent statement glorifying the controversial Naga Peoples’ Convention (NPC) and the creation of Nagaland continues to rile many sections of the Nagas.(Reuters File Photo)
Governor RN Ravi’s recent statement glorifying the controversial Naga Peoples’ Convention (NPC) and the creation of Nagaland continues to rile many sections of the Nagas.(Reuters File Photo)
Published on Dec 02, 2020 11:29 PM IST
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Hindustan Tims, Kohima | By Alice Yhoshü

China revises law, opens door to cheap Indian generic medicines too

Until now, all foreign generic drugs not approved in China were clubbed under the counterfeit category and were illegal to use here.
The change in the law is good news for Chinese patients suffering from diseases like cancer.(AP FILE)
The change in the law is good news for Chinese patients suffering from diseases like cancer.(AP FILE)
Updated on Aug 27, 2019 03:34 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis

‘PLA in Hong Kong not strawman, Beijing can intervene’: NPC official

Tam was quoted by the state media as saying that if unrest takes place in Hong Kong, the central government could “of course” step in to restore order and peace and ensure the proper functioning of ‘one country, two systems’.
Hong Kong has seen mass protests and unrest over the last few weeks.(REUTERS PHOTO.)
Hong Kong has seen mass protests and unrest over the last few weeks.(REUTERS PHOTO.)
Updated on Aug 25, 2019 04:47 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Beijing | By HT Correspondent

Opinion| China’s slowing down, and that’s bad news for the world

India will be deeply impacted by the turmoil in the Chinese economy, but this is not on our radar yet
Though unstated, there is no doubt that the natural slowdown in the economy is being exacerbated by the continuing the US-China trade war. President Donald Trump has extended the deadline on imposition of 25% tariffs on nearly $500 billion of Chinese exports to the US in recognition that progress was being made in ongoing trade negotiations(AFP)
Though unstated, there is no doubt that the natural slowdown in the economy is being exacerbated by the continuing the US-China trade war. President Donald Trump has extended the deadline on imposition of 25% tariffs on nearly $500 billion of Chinese exports to the US in recognition that progress was being made in ongoing trade negotiations(AFP)
Updated on Mar 20, 2019 08:24 PM IST
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By Shyam Saran

‘Like Yangtze and Ganga’, China sees ties with India forging ahead

Islamabad is under pressure from global powers to act against groups carrying out attacks in India, including the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), which claimed responsibility for the February 14 Pulwama attack that killed 40 CRPF personnel.
The Pulwama suicide attack – the worst in Kashmir -- led to the most serious conflict in years between India and Pakistan. China on Friday urged the two neighbours to ‘turn the page’ and move ahead.♥(Reuters file photr)
The Pulwama suicide attack – the worst in Kashmir -- led to the most serious conflict in years between India and Pakistan. China on Friday urged the two neighbours to ‘turn the page’ and move ahead.♥(Reuters file photr)
Updated on Mar 08, 2019 07:17 PM IST
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hindustan Times, Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis

China economy to grow by 6-6.5 % in 2019, defence outlay increases by 7.5 %

China also aims to increase its defence spending by 7.5 percent for this year, compared with a planned 8.1 percent rise in 2018.
Chinese President Xi Jinping and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang leave at the end of the opening session of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on March 5.(REUTERS)
Chinese President Xi Jinping and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang leave at the end of the opening session of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on March 5.(REUTERS)
Updated on Mar 06, 2019 10:05 AM IST
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Beijing, Hindustan Times | By Sutirtho Patranobis

‘Not a threat’, says China, readies to up defence budget

The release of China’s defence budget this week will be closely followed worldwide as Beijing rapidly modernises its massive army.
Though much below that of the US, China’s defence budget is already more than three times that of India’s.(AP)
Though much below that of the US, China’s defence budget is already more than three times that of India’s.(AP)
Updated on Mar 04, 2019 07:19 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis
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